XP utility to compress files

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Hi
Does Window XP have a file compressor/unziper built in to the OS? Thanks.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    firewire wrote:
    > Hi
    > Does Window XP have a file compressor/unziper built in to the OS?
    > Thanks.

    Yes.

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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User

    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Yes. It is called Compressed Folder. To compress or .zip a folder or file
    just right click and select Send To->Compressed (zipped) folder. To
    uncompress just double click to open a file with a .zip extension and from
    the Window that opens select File->Extract or simply drag and drop the
    file(s) to the location of your choice.

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    Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


    "firewire" <firewire@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1C6816D5-87B3-4BAD-B8A2-1E642CE5C23A@microsoft.com...
    > Hi
    > Does Window XP have a file compressor/unziper built in to the OS? Thanks.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    If you email it to someone not running XP, how do they open it - with
    Winzip, or is specifically for XP systems?

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    johnf

    > Yes. It is called Compressed Folder. To compress or .zip a folder or
    > file just right click and select Send To->Compressed (zipped) folder. To
    > uncompress just double click to open a file with a .zip extension and
    > from the Window that opens select File->Extract or simply drag and drop
    > the file(s) to the location of your choice.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    > www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
    >
    >
    > "firewire" <firewire@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1C6816D5-87B3-4BAD-B8A2-1E642CE5C23A@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi
    >> Does Window XP have a file compressor/unziper built in to the OS?
    >> Thanks.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    A compressed file created on XP can be opened with any utility that will
    open .zip files. That would include WinZip, WinRar, WinAce etc and a host of
    other such programs. Windows Me also includes a native Compressed files
    program similar to XP

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    Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


    "johnf" <john_f@bigpond.net.a> wrote in message
    news:%23AUSQvctFHA.2756@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > If you email it to someone not running XP, how do they open it - with
    > Winzip, or is specifically for XP systems?
    >
    > --
    >
    > johnf
    >
    >> Yes. It is called Compressed Folder. To compress or .zip a folder or
    >> file just right click and select Send To->Compressed (zipped) folder. To
    >> uncompress just double click to open a file with a .zip extension and
    >> from the Window that opens select File->Extract or simply drag and drop
    >> the file(s) to the location of your choice.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    >> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
    >>
    >>
    >> "firewire" <firewire@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:1C6816D5-87B3-4BAD-B8A2-1E642CE5C23A@microsoft.com...
    >>> Hi
    >>> Does Window XP have a file compressor/unziper built in to the OS?
    >>> Thanks.
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Winzip is the most common option but it is a commercial option and not
    the easiest to use for neophytes. Here is a collection of freeware (and
    often much simpler) WinZIP-compatible alternatives:

    http://free-backup.info/free-winzip.html

    And here is another one:

    http://free-backup.info/justzipit.html

    Good luck!
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Thanks, Harry

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    johnf

    >A compressed file created on XP can be opened with any utility that will
    > open .zip files. That would include WinZip, WinRar, WinAce etc and a
    > host of other such programs. Windows Me also includes a native
    > Compressed files program similar to XP
    >
    > --
    >
    > Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    > www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
    >
    >
    > "johnf" <john_f@bigpond.net.a> wrote in message
    > news:%23AUSQvctFHA.2756@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> If you email it to someone not running XP, how do they open it - with
    >> Winzip, or is specifically for XP systems?
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> johnf
    >>
    >>> Yes. It is called Compressed Folder. To compress or .zip a folder or
    >>> file just right click and select Send To->Compressed (zipped) folder.
    >>> To uncompress just double click to open a file with a .zip extension
    >>> and from the Window that opens select File->Extract or simply drag
    >>> and drop the file(s) to the location of your choice.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    >>> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "firewire" <firewire@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:1C6816D5-87B3-4BAD-B8A2-1E642CE5C23A@microsoft.com...
    >>>> Hi
    >>>> Does Window XP have a file compressor/unziper built in to the OS?
    >>>> Thanks.
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